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We at Roland Berger consider mobility as one of the key influence factors for sustainability. New products and services are evolving more and more rapidly around the world, providing a vast portfolio of opportunities. At the same time, companies, governments, cities and other stakeholders struggle to draw the right conclusions for themselves. Our ambition is to provide support for our clients, addressing this highly complex topic with a holistic approach.
We unite our Smart Mobility experts and knowledge globally, and pursue a cross-functional approach by bringing together experts primarily from the automotive, infrastructure, and transportation industries.
Stay up to date: publications and studies
This is an exciting time for the mobility sector. Globalization and trade are increasing, and novel mobility scenarios are evolving from new technologies and market entrants. At the same time, a growing focus on sustainability and environmental impact has placed new restrictions on how players operate.
At Roland Berger, we have a broad perspective on the mobility sector. Therefore, we understand the disruption that lies ahead. We track growth internationally to predict long term trends and future challenges. Our global positioning means that our consultants have a well-rounded view on issues surrounding innovation, technologies, services throughout the world and can develop solutions for local as well as global markets.
Below you find a selection of relevant articles and studies we published. The range covers articles from the automotive sector to urban mobility and logistics. We encourage you to take a look at our latest insights: it is definitively worth the time!
Battery Monitor 2022: An overview of the battery market
A series of articles on the Battery Monitor 2022 report, a step-by-step assessment of the lithium-ion battery value chain. Part one: An overview of the battery market.
Transforming telcos: Opportunities and models for telecom operators
Roland Berger addresses the challenges facing telecoms operators, presenting six levers for growth opportunities and three models for future success
EV Charging Index: Geopolitical turmoil and economic downturn fail to dampen EV markets
Latest edition of Roland Berger’s EV Charging Index shows EV charging market evolution, focusing on the impact of Energy prices rise.
EV Charging Business Model
The EV charging market is expected to consolidate from 2025. How can players make sure they come out ahead? Learn more in Roland Berger’s study.
The Road to Fleet Electrification
Understanding the transformative journey needed for fleet electrification
6 months of rapid growth: What we learned from our second EV study
Find out about the top five leading countries in the EV market and which impact new trends have on the EV industry.
Urban logistics: From atomization to massification
To meet growing customer demands for delivery speed and cost, urban logistics turned to “atomization.” This is no longer sustainable and logistics players risk bowing down to city regulations. Roland Berger explains how to avoid this.
Sustainable airport operations can revolutionize Advanced Air Mobility
Find out which impact new business models have on the aviation industry and explore the future potential of advanced air mobility
Singapore takes pole in latest ADR as global downturn hits Europe and China
Find our our recent study results as well as our recent findings on car-as-a-service models and the post-Covid return of mobility solutions.
Revolutionizing the cargo and passenger transportation
Read how Dufour will revolutionize the cargo and passenger transportation market.
Cargo drones: A potential gamechanger in the logistics industry
Cargo drones: A potential gamechanger in the logistics industry. Read more about the market, challenges, and recommendations.
Ready for departure: How the travel retail sector can succeed in the post-Covid environment
Travel retailers need to adapt to new trends and behaviors, and embrace the new market dynamics by revamping the offer and reinventing their business models.
Sustainable aviation fuels: Key solution to achieving net zero?
Find out how the sustainable aviation fuel technology can contribute to the net carbon zero goal and what challenges the aviation industry is currently facing in respect to sustainability measures.
Aviation emissions reduction roadmaps assessed and compared
Today's aviation industry is responsible for 2-3% of human induced CO2 emissions, but unlike many other sectors, aviation does not currently have a technological solution to decarbonize. Emissions reduction roadmaps have been published in an attempt to tackle the problem. Roland Berger deconstructs the roadmaps, focusing on the levers they intend to utilize and their potential impact and additionally take a look on non-CO2 emissions.
Regional Air Mobility: How to unlock a new era of aviation
The market for Regional Air Mobility can become an attractive market soon. Learn more about our market analysis and predictions.
Environmentally-friendly air travel continues to grow and grow
Green air travel is a rapidly innovating sector, with electric and hybrid propulsion dominating the field. But is hydrogen about to shake things up?
Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems: A ubiquitous technology for the future of vehicles
Learn more about the near-term adoption of ADAS, the future market predictions, and how COVID has impacted this transformative and fast-growing technology.
Hitting the next gear: Israel's smart mobility market in 2021
Learn more about the smart mobility market in Israel, what trends shape their smart mobility landscape and what role mobility startups have in this ecosystem.
EV Charging Index – new trends affecting the electric vehicle charging industry
To support and sustain the rapid adoption of EV, charging infrastructure must be developed
E-Mobility booms despite the pandemic
The "E-Mobility Index 2021" shows that the industry is booming. This is due to higher sales figures, increasing production capacities and more models.
Partial recovery: How three trends are changing long-distance travel
We calculated the impact of three trends on four key travel dimensions to determine the "recovery gap" between pre-crisis long-distance travel and the post-pandemic situation.
The future of long-distance mobility: How Covid jolted long-distance business travel
The outbreak of Covid-19 affected especially long-distance business traveling which is shown by a 66% globally decrease in air traffic last year.
The future of long-distance mobility: How Covid changed consumer appetites
The first part of our article series on long-haul mobility examines how private travel has forever changed, and why European demand might not return until 2025.
Logistics: resilience delivered
Learn more about the trends that force supply chains to become flexible and what implications resilient supply chains have for logistics service providers.
Rethinking Global Automotive Production Networks
Learn more about the challenges in existing automotive production structures and what trends will trigger major disruptions of automotive production networks.
Mapping autonomous urban air mobility's progress
Who is currently working on projects in the field of urban air mobility? In which regions are they active and what is their focus? Answers to these questions can be found on our regularly updated world map of urban air mobility.
The Advanced Air Mobility Commercial Certification Guide 2022
Find out which requirements there are to receive a commercial certification and why these certifications are relevant to Advanced Air Mobility.
How to be successful with in-vehicle digital immersion
Automotive industry players need to take action to provide solutions on the content and technological side for digital immersion.
Pressure on transportation operations to reduce emissions is rising. Our consultants help you define actionable pathways for reducing CO2 emissions, while securing a competitive edge
Designing urban logistics for the future
Urban logistics play a key role in the evolution of our future cities. A platform solution with genuine integration of the whole system could help create efficient urban logistics.
Urban mobility – The new battleground for the traveler?
Urban mobility could potentially enhance ease of traveling. Roland Berger sheds light on solving the chasm for travel and urban mobility.
The high-flying industry: Urban Air Mobility takes off
Urban Air Mobility – an industry takes off. Investments are over 20 times higher than four years ago.
Smart City Strategy Index: Vienna and London leading in worldwide ranking
In the 2nd Smart City Index, cities that have central decision-making bodies like Vienna's Smart City Agency and London's Chief Digital Officer lead the field.
Purpose-built vehicles for mobility services
Mobility services require a new type of car. Purpose-built vehicles provide unique passenger ride experiences.
The future of trucking: Challenges for the transportation sector
Freight forwarders, logistics companies and truck OEMs will be challenged by automation, digitalization and electrification trends. Players that refuse to change will not survive.
Bike Sharing: Cornerstone of future urban mobility
The global use of innovative mobility concepts like bike sharing booms. Our study reveals the worldwide sales of bike sharing services will increase to about 7 to 8 billion euros by 2021.
Custom-made tools and approaches
For our clients we have worked on a range of projects. Here are some examples of how we contributed to their success.
- Car manufacturer: For a global passenger car manufacturer we defined a smart mobility target portfolio of services. We assessed profit pools, M&A opportunities, and potential partners and developed the financial roadmap.
- Leasing company: For a global leasing and fleet management company we developed a mobility strategy focusing on B2B services including business model design and implementation roadmap.
- Automotive investor: For an automotive player we conducted an independent business review of a global ride-hailer. We validated the business plan and made suggestions for the improvement of growth and profitability.
- Public transport operator: For a leading city in the Middle East we developed an integrated mobility concept from defining the investment strategy over the next ten years to creating businesses in ride-hailing and setting up an intermodal mobility platform
- National railway: For a railway in a widespread European country we developed a comprehensive new mobility concept, integrating all modes of transport (urban, peri-urban, rural).
- Logistics player: For a global logistics player we developed a diversification strategy to enter the mobility market, incl. detailed business cases several market segments. We supported the concept detailing to the successful launch of a new product.
- Insurance group: For a leading European insurance group we assessed a diversification strategy into the new mobility ecosystem. We analyzed local markets, customers, and players and defined partners and pilot applications.
- Ride Hailer: For Chinese ride-hailers we developed a growth concept, including business model design, profitability analyses, and development of a future asset management model.
- Mobility operator: For a leading operator of mobility services we designed a future Mobility Personal Assistant, including business and technical architectures as well as partnerships with other transport companies for the creation of a common data lake
True mobility experts with a cross-functional approach
Mobility is a complex topic requiring profound expertise and dedication. That is why we bring all relevant resources to the table right from the beginning. Our co-heads from our Automotive and Transportation practices demonstrate our ambition to challenge the thematic field of mobility holistically.
On top of that, not only our cross-functional, but also our transnational cooperative approach emphasizes the ambition to implement best-in class solutions. Our global network of mobility experts allows us to do so.
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